Mistakes to Avoid When presented

I read an interesting article Pete Leiman, author “I Got My Dream Job and So Can You” it reveals a error common, seemingly innocent, we make very often when we meet someone who does not see time.

The conversation, a whole classic, I could go here:

  • ONE: How are you? How are you doing?
  • OTHER: Well you can see, one year older and a little fatter

Leiman warns that this conversation is doomed to follow a very different path to type a reply “"Good!. I had my first child and my life has changed for the better since, I can not complain!”.

In the first case you are forced to ask why age and obesity, a conversation little positive. The issue here is that if it had been a first meeting, Mr. “Other” certainly he had not responded with the old and fat.

This obsession self-degradarse It is deeply rooted in our culture: Typical answers to how are you? son, for example:

  • If you do not go into details, good
  • I've been better
  • Taking, doing
  • Well, I can not complain at all
  • Are bad times

Although very familiar everyday expressions, the truth is that condition the conversation and lead to a depressive scheme, from which nothing good can come.

Leiman stresses that, instead of that, demos a good reason to rejoice the meeting. Try to be positive in times of crisis, safely, be different, leave a management interesting. On a positive conversation it is more likely to appear possibilities of a new personal or professional reunion they can leave benefited both parties.

Smile, that something is.

About me Guillem Recolons

Convinced that everything leaves a mark, I help companies to better connect with their stakeholders through personal branding programs (personal brand management) and employee advocacy (internal brand ambassadors programs).

Partner at Integra Personal Branding and Soymimarca, I also collaborate with Ponte en Valor, Brandergizers,, MoreThanLaw, Noema Consulting, AdQualis and QUIFER Consultants.

As lecturer, participated in the Graduate Social Media of UPF and UVic, in various programs in ISDI, speaker at the IESE EMBA, among other. Advertising man, Master en Marketing. Grade student of Humanities.

My DNA comes from advertising 20 years in agencies: BBDO, J.W.T., Bassat Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi, Altraforma and TVLowCost among others.

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